|(Zool.)||the caterpillar, or larva, of any bombycid moth of the genus Clisiocampa; - so called from its party-colored markings. The common European species (Clisiocampa neustria) is striped with blue, yellow, and red, with a white line on the back. The American species (Clisiocampa Americana and Clisiocampa sylvatica) are commonly called tent caterpillars. See Tent caterpillar, under Tent.|
See also: Lackey
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.